District court saw occupation as civil obedience
Date: 2017/04/28 20:23
By: Matthew Strong, Taiwan News, Staff Writer
TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Taipei District Prosecutors Office said Friday it would
appeal the recent not-guilty verdict for 22 members of the Sunflower Movement in the March-April 2014 occupation of the Legislative Yuan.
After a legislator of the then-ruling Kuomintang tried to force through a controversial trade pact with China without the promised reviews, dozens of activists entered the legislative compound and stayed there from March 18 to April 10, 2014.
The Taipei District Court acquitted the 22 accused because they had only used their right to civil disobedience and had not committed any crimes, but prosecutors disagreed, mentioning several elements Friday why the case against the activists should continued to be fought. [FULL STORY]